Relief from the Chapel of the Overseer of the Troops Sehetepibre

Middle Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 111

The "overseer of troops" Sehetepibre, son of Satankhu was the owner of a commemorative chapel which housed two relief slabs in the collection (65.120.1, 65.120.2). On these slabs, he is seen seated at an offering table, but he and his family are also depicted as mummies.

Although Egyptian hieroglyphs could be written in either direction, the preference was right to left. Thus, the list of Sehetepibre's family begins on slab (65.120.2and continues on this slab with (at right) Djehutihotep, son of Iti; Gifit ("the monkey"), daughter of Djedes; and Sehetepibre, son of Djedes. Although their exact relationship to Sehetepibre is not always clear, all of these individuals were probably members of his family.

Relief from the Chapel of the Overseer of the Troops Sehetepibre, Limestone, paint

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